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An armed soldier patrols a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster. (AP Photo)

Here’s a look at the news for Nov. 16.

Special report reveals family trends in the age of Trump

Most Americans say the biggest problems facing families are economic, but President Donald Trump voters disagree, saying cultural issues are more important, according to a new special report from the Deseret News.

The third annual American Family Survey, done by the Deseret News and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, found that 62 percent of adults believe economic issues are one of the top problems, which is higher than the 51 percent who said the same in 2015.

Karlyn Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told the Deseret News that the survey looked at topics that typically go unnoticed by the mainstream media.

“Every day there are four new surveys on Trump’s approval rating, and I think there are a lot of things that pollsters used to focus on that are being neglected in favor of whatever is the hot media story," she said. "We’ve had dozens of questions on the Russia investigation but very few on one of the most important questions in our society: How families are faring and what challenges they face.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

Is BYU educating students about sexual assault?

A new campus survey released Thursday found that “BYU is doing a poor job of educating students about sexual assault,” according to the Deseret News.

Students said in the survey they didn’t know what to do “when they experience unwanted conduct,” the Deseret News reported.

However, students reported being happy overall with the university and its students, the Deseret News reported. In total, 97 percent of students said BYU is working to make students safe on campus.

But 84 percent of BYU students said they haven’t received any education at the school about sexual assault.

"That reflects that most students feel that they haven't received any education or training on sexual assault or prevention," said Rosemary Thackeray, a health sciences professor who served on the campus survey committee, to the Deseret News. "And they really don't know where to go to report or take a friend if they have been a victim of it. They feel like they haven't received enough training, and that BYU really could do better at providing that training for them to prevent sexual assault and to help victims know where to go to get resources."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Jazz still winless on the road

The Utah Jazz dropped another decision Wednesday night, falling 106-101 to the New York Knicks, the Deseret News reported.

The loss is Utah’s fifth-straight loss in road contests this year. The Jazz remain the only team in the league who haven’t won an away game.

“I want to play well, and eventually we’ll get a road win,” said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “I don’t know that we’re going to try and play that game, where we’ve got to get on the board."

The Jazz have struggled with injuries — Rudy Gobert went down last week with a bone bruise — making it difficult for them to win.

“Obviously we want to; we’re playing without a few of our better players, but we’ve got some good players that are playing,” Snyder said. “We just have to keep grinding and we’ll break through at some point.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

The latest on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s time as the country’s leader may come to an end, now that his main political rival has returned to the country, according to CNN.

Morgan Tsvangirai, who was abroad receiving cancer treatment, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid the country’s military takeover.

A source told CNN that talks have begun between Tsvangirai and the military group, with both looking to form a stable government.

“The source described the arrangement as a ‘a done deal,’ but there was no indication on Thursday that Mugabe plans to go quietly,” CNN reported. “The 93-year-old leader, who is under house arrest in Harare, has not made any public statement since the military seized control.”

Read more at CNN.


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